Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 Toxic review

Can an overclock make this card more desirable?

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Sapphire radeon hd 6850 toxic

The improvement that the HD6850 Toxic offers over a stock HD 6850 is enough to justify the overclock, and while it doesn't quite make it competitive with the better equipped HD 6870 card, it does make it a viable alternative to some of the other rivals out there.

DiRT 2

Sapphire HD 6850 Toxic: 86.25fps
Radeon HD 6850: 81.5fps
Radeon HD 6870: 92.54fps

Far Cry 2

Sapphire HD 6850 Toxic: 75.27fps
Radeon HD 6850: 71.54fps
Radeon HD 6870: 82.52fps

Heaven 2.1

Sapphire HD 6850 Toxic: 50.8fps
Radeon HD 6850: 47.6fps
Radeon HD 6870: 54.7fps

Just Cause 2

Sapphire HD 6850 Toxic: 45.27fps
Radeon HD 6850: 42.7fps
Radeon HD 6870: 48.68fps

Tech Specs

Product TypeGraphic Card
Chipset ManufacturerATI
Chipset Model6850
Chipset LineRadeon
Chipset SeriesHD 6000
Maximum Resolution2560 x 1600
Brand NameSapphire
Standard Memory1 GB
Host InterfacePCI Express 2.0
Bus Width256 bit
Multi-GPU TechnologyCrossFireX
Digital SignalYes
Dual Link DVI SupportedYes
Number of DisplayPort Outputs2
Number of DVI Outputs2
Number of HDMI Outputs1
Memory TechnologyGDDR5 SDRAM
ManufacturerSapphire, Inc
Memory Speed4400 MHz
Product Model11180-03-40R
Product NameRadeon HD 6850 TOXIC Edition Graphics Card
Manufacturer Part Number11180-03-40R
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Hot on the heels of the global launch of the new HD 6000 series of graphics cards based on the latest generation of graphics technology from AMD, SAPPHIRE Technology announces its first enhanced product - the HD 6850 TOXIC Edition.

Package Contents
  • Radeon HD 6850 TOXIC Edition Graphics Card
  • CrossFire Bridge Interconnect Cable
  • D-Sub Adapter
  • Mini-DP to DP Cable
  • 6 PIN to 4 PIN Power Cable
  • CD
API SupportedDirectX 11.0, OpenGL 3.2